Friday, April 23, 2010
Obama's Opportunity to Deter Iran and N. Korea
U.S. President Barack Obama is missing an opportunity to deter Iran and North Korea and prove that his administration is capable of protecting the United States against nuclear terrorism.
As the President was convening his nuclear summit in Washington, Iran's regime-run newspaper, Kayhan, stated: "If the US strikes Iran with nuclear weapons, there are elements which will respond with nuclear blasts in the centers of America's main cities."
Last month, Iran's partner in nuclear/missile crime, North Korea, threatened to "blow up the U.S."
North Korea has made similar threats in the past. But the Kayhan threat is the first known warning by Iran that it may have passed nuclear materials or weapons onto terrorists.
GIven these developments, President Obama should assure Iran and North Korea that they will both be obliterated if a nuclear device of any kind is ever detonated on U.S. soil.
EXTRA: IRAN AND N. KOREA SIGN NEW AGREEMENT (COVER FOR NUCLEAR COOPERATION)
When North Korea tests its third nuclear weapon (most likely on or before May 31), Iranian scientists, technicians, and military and intelligence officers will again be on hand to observe and assist in the undertaking.